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Automate processes for a mission-first focus

DocuSign for nonprofits

Accelerate paperwork and advance your nonprofit’s work with DocuSign

No matter the size of your nonprofit, many teams are stretched thin and are asked to do more with less. Fundraising, mission delivery and hiring challenges have created more hurdles to overcome. DocuSign can help you free up your resources to focus on what matters most: working on the mission.

More than 2,000 nonprofits depend on DocuSign to work remotely and accelerate their impact. Automating paper-based processes with electronic signatures and digital forms simplifies the management of:

  • Programs and volunteers
  • Grants and major giving
  • HR and tax filings
  • Regulatory compliance


Help more clients faster

Speed up the intake process to help more people and quickly get funds where they need to go. Use digital participant consent forms, waivers, HIPAA forms or any other agreement to do the most good.

Simplify the experience

Offer donors and volunteers the digital experience they expect with an easy-to-use, mobile-friendly digital process.

Increase compliance

Demonstrate regulatory compliance using an automatic time-stamped history of all document and signature activities.
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Featured products

DocuSign eSignature

Use the world’s #1 way to send and sign from almost anywhere, on most devices.

DocuSign CLM

Automate the contract lifecycle with document generation, collaboration, workflow, and a central agreement repository.

DocuSign Insight

Use AI-driven conceptual search, clause identification, and analytics across all of your contracts—post signature.

DocuSign Notary

Securely send, sign and notarize agreements remotely–saving time and reducing the risk of identity fraud.

DocuSign Gen for Salesforce

Effortlessly prepare, sign and store agreements—all within Salesforce.

DocuSign Click

Capture consent to agreement terms—like terms of service and privacy policies—with a single click of a checkbox or button.

Nonprofit use cases

Grants management

Major giving

Beneficiary onboarding

Membership management

Volunteer management


Finance and Legal

Human Resources

Resources for Nonprofits

eBook: 10 Reasons to Adopt E-Signature at Your Nonprofit

Learn how to use e-signature technology to further your mission, boost efficiency and reduce risk.

Blogs: Improving the Donor Experience in Nonprofit Fundraising

Learn how using technology can improve the donor experience during challenging times.

Industry Brief: DocuSign Nonprofit Solution Overview

Learn more about DocuSign and why more than 2,000 nonprofits use it to digitize paperwork and accelerate their impact.

FAQs for Nonprofits

The US Federal ESIGN Act defines an "electronic signature" as an electronic sound, symbol, or process, attached to or logically associated with a contract or other record and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the record. Electronic signatures have been used for electronically signing offer letters, sales contracts, permission slips, rental/lease agreements, liability waivers, financial documents, etc. They are legally enforceable in most business and personal transactions in almost every country in the world. Learn more in our eSignature Legality Guide.
With DocuSign eSignature, you can upload documents in formats such as Microsoft Word, PDF, or other common formats. You can upload documents from your computer or popular file-sharing sites like Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive.
Yes, just register for our DocuSign eSignature free trial. Always free to signers, eSignature lets you sign documents from almost anywhere, on most devices.

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